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INSTALLATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does installation mean? 

INSTALLATION (noun)
  The noun INSTALLATION has 3 senses:

1. the act of installing something (as equipment)
2. a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
3. a formal entry into an organization or position or office

  Familiarity information: INSTALLATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSTALLATION (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of installing something (as equipment)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

installation; installing; instalment; installment

Context example:

the telephone installation took only a few minutes

Hypernyms ("installation" is a kind of...):

beginning; commencement; start (the act of starting something)


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Meaning:

A building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

facility; installation

Context example:

the assembly plant is an enormous facility

Hypernyms ("installation" is a kind of...):

artefact; artifact (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "installation"):

airfield; field; flying field; landing field (a place where planes take off and land)

grid; power grid; power system (a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region)

range (a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds)

recreation facility; recreational facility (a public facility for recreation)

sewage system; sewage works; sewer system (facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage)

source (a facility where something is available)

station (a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose)

transit; transportation; transportation system (a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods)

utility (a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal)

water; water supply; water system (a facility that provides a source of water)

military installation (any facility servicing military forces)

menagerie; zoo; zoological garden (the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition)

gas system (facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service)

arboretum; botanical garden (a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition)

athletic facility (a facility for athletic events)

backroom (the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations)

cafeteria facility ((usually plural) facilities for providing food for employees or visitors)

communication equipment; communication system (facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information)

course (facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport)

deposit; depositary; depository; repository (a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping)

drive-in (any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles)

assembly; forum; meeting place (a public facility to meet for open discussion)


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Meaning:

A formal entry into an organization or position or office

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

induction; initiation; installation

Context examples:

his initiation into the club / he was ordered to report for induction into the army / he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame

Hypernyms ("installation" is a kind of...):

ceremonial; ceremonial occasion; ceremony; observance (a formal event performed on a special occasion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "installation"):

inaugural; inauguration (the ceremonial induction into a position)

coronation; enthronement; enthronisation; enthronization; investiture (the ceremony of installing a new monarch)

bar mitzvah ((Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility)

bas mitzvah; bat mitzvah; bath mitzvah ((Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility)


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